• Local District Northwest holds Parent Leadership Team Summit to promote collaboration and partnerships between school, family, and community
     January 31, 2018
     Local District Northwest Parent Leadership Summit
    Photos from the Local District Northwest Parent Leadership Summit at Pickwick Gardens on January 31, 2018.

  • Serving food at Reseda High School during school closures
     December 8, 2017
     Serving food at Reseda High School during school closures
    Above, Northwest leaders and Reseda staff and students serving food to help families affected by school closures.

  • Liggett St. Elementary Student Council Members Meet Mayor Eric Garcetti
    November 27, 2017

  • Dearborn Elementary host Medal of Honor Ceremony and Talks for Northwest Students
     October 6, 2017
     Medal of Honor Ceremony at Dearborn Elementary
    Left, (from left to right) Northwest Director Nader Delnavaz, LA School Police officer, Medal of Honor Recipients Sgt. Morris & Col. Donlon, and Superintendent Nacorda. Right, Dearborn Principal Estrada displaying Medals of Honor with Sgt. Morris & Col. Donlon.

    Two Medal of Honor recipients who served in the Army spoke about courage integrity & resilience to students from Dearborn El & Holmes MS.

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    San Jose Street Elementary hosts Boardmember Kelly Gonez and Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez
     October 6, 2017
     San Jose St ES hosts Kelly Gonez and Monica Rodriguez
    Above, (left to right) Northwest Director Donna Gilliland, Principal Estrada, and Boardmember Kelly Gonez

    Northwest Middle Schools host Meet the Magnets Night at Sepulveda
     October 5, 2017
    Meet the Magnets Night at Sepulveda Middle School  
    Above, a frame from the KLCS video showing students performing at Meet the Magnets Night

    Local District northwest is proud of our Magnet Schools for hosting famileis and community at their Middle School Magnet Night event. KLCS came to the event to capture some of the great prgorams being showcased. Northwest schools featured in the video include Sepulveda Middle School, Patrick Henry Middle School, Northridge Middle School, Portola Middle School, Mulholland Middle School, and Columbus Middle School.

    Click here to watch the KLCS video.

    See more event photos on Twitter.

    Walk to School Day 2017
     October 4, 2017
    Back to School Day - October 4, 2017  
    Top left, Superintendent Nacorda walking to school with students from Holmes Middle School. Top middle, Principal Torress with students and LA School Police in front of Panorama City ES. Top Right, students, staff, and community from Patrick Henry walking to school. Bottom three, Board Member Kelly Gonez of Board District 6 visits students and staff at Panorama City ES on Walk to School Day.

    Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October.

    More about Walk to School Day.

    See more photos from Patrick Henry Middle School on Twitter.

    See the photo from Panorama City Elementary School on Twitter.

  • Vintage Magnet honored as National Blue Ribbon School
     September 28, 2017
    Vintage Magnet honored as National Blue Ribbon School
    Left, the award-winning Vintage Math/Science/Technology Magnet features a hands-on approach to learning. Right, Vintage Magnet Principal Mourao and Superintendent Nacorda on the day of the announcement.

    Two L.A. Unified schools – Vintage Magnet in North Hills and Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy in Wilmington – were named today as National Blue Ribbon Schools in recognition of their progress in closing the achievement gap. The award from the U.S. Department of Education affirms the hard work of educators, students, families and school communities in creating a safe teaching and learning environment in which students can reach their potential. The honorees will receive their awards in November at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

    Check out the full story on LAUSD Daily.

    Councilmember Mitch Englander hosts Local District Northwest Principals at Round Table Meeting and Breakfast
     September 28, 2017
     Council District 12 Principals Roundtable
    Left, Councilmember Mithch Englander, Jackie Lawson of the LA District Attorney's Office, Superintendent Joseph Nacorda, and Northwest Director Pia Sadaqatmal. Top center, Jackie Lawson, Northwest Director Cara Schneider, and Superintendent Joseph Nacorda. Bottom center, Napa St ES Principal Brenda Fernandez, Jackie Lawson, and Director Sadaqtmal. Right, LA School Police officer Sgt. George Sandoval, Brenda Fernandez, and Jackie Lawson.

    Thank you Councilmember Mitch Englander for hosting our Northwest team at your principal round table event.

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    Monroe High School teacher Isela Lieber recognized by LA City Council
     September 28, 2017
     Monroe HS teacher Isela Lieber recognized by LA City Council
    Left, Monroe HS Principal Rosas congratulates Teacher of the Year Isela Lieber forher LA City Council Honor.

    Congratulations to Ms. Lieber for the great work she continues to do for Northwest students!

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    Holmes Middle School holds "Ice Cream with a Cop" event in partnership with LA School police and Board member Schmerelson
     September 25, 2017
     Ice Cream with a Cop at Holmes MS
    Left, Boardmember Scott Schmerelson and School Police officers serving ice cream. Top-center, Sgt. George Sandoval serving ice cream to students. Top-right, Boardmember Schmerelson, Superintendent Nacorda, Holmes MS Pricnipal D'Aloisio, LA School Police Chief Zipperman. Bottom-center, LA School Police Officers presenting to students. Bottom-right, LA School Police officer connecting with Holmes Middle School students.

    The “Ice Cream with a Cop” event was held at Holmes MS on Friday, September 22nd. In partnership with LA School Police and Board Member Schmerelson. 

    Student Recovery Day at Kennedy High School
     September 14, 2017
     Student Recovery Day at Kennedy
    Above, (from left to right) Board District 3 staff member Ankur Patel, Driector Donna Gilliland, Boradmember Scott Schmerelson, Pupil Services and Attendance Administrator Dionne Ash, Kennedy HS staff member, Kennedy Principal Richard Chavez, and Director Pia Sadaqatmal.

    The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is implemented its Ninth Annual Student Recovery Day(SRD) on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The goal is to locate and recover students that have not graduated from high school and have dropped out and offer resources and support to re-engage these students in school. Kennedy Senior high School was the lead location in Local District Northwest for this year’s efforts. Great work Northwest team and community! 

    View more about Student Recoery Day 2017 at LAUSD Daily.

    College Faire Extraordinaire 2017 at Pierce College
     September 7, 2017
     College Faire Extraordinaire 2017
    Above, the Northwest team connecting with community and promoting a college-going culture at Pierce College's College Fair Extraordinaire.

    Over 3000 participants attended LAUSD-Local District Northwest College Fair Extraordinaire at Pierce College on September 7, 2017.